Overall Rating5rating out of 5(32 reviews)100% of customers recommend this property
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Very clean, quiet and safesubmitted by Jade H. - |Recommended: YesFor my first apartment I would say it was great. It's far away from the busy part of Davis and very quiet. The Landscaping and greenery are always nice to come home to. No sign of any obnoxious neighbors and the service is great. If you put in a maintenance request it is done within the next day. Some of the updates in the apartment are cheap. They painted our tub which pealed off. The ventilation throughout the apartment isn't too great. The bathroom doesn't have a window and the fan doesn't work super well so mildew grows on the ceiling. We have a washer dryer in our apartment but when the dryer is running, lint goes everywhere and the fan is too weak so it get super humid. There are some quirks but overall, its a great place to live and come home to. The bike path is also very nice.
Overall best apartments in Davissubmitted by Astryd M. - |Recommended: YesAfter looking at many apartments my housemates and I came to the conclusion that Portage Bay Apartments were the best option compared to others in Davis. The community and apartments themselves are super cozy and have a very comfortable environment. We are very happy with our selection even though we have only been here a couple of months now.
Student Friendlysubmitted by Eswar A. - |Recommended: YesA very clean and safe community. Neighbors are very polite and leasing officials are very responsive and solve the issues very fast.
I love the property, always nice looking.submitted by Jordan D. - |Recommended: YesI love living in Portage Bay, it is close to campus and places such as the gas station, food, and town. The appearance of the apartments is always well kept and I love the trees. The layout is small but very comfortable and perfect with lots of space. My only negative review is that I can hear my neighbors fighting literally everyday for hours, but I don't think that is the apartments fault. Overall, I am very pleased with these apartments.
Great property, clean and friendly staffssubmitted by Yoonji N. - |Recommended: YesI would tell them that its a great property with lots of parking space bike lots. The property is overall very clean and the staffs are friendly.
Would Love to Live Here Longer If I Couldsubmitted by Xandra G. - |Recommended: YesThis is my first apartment so I may be a little biased, but i really enjoyed living here. My roommate and I rented the 2 bedroom floor plan that had the bedrooms separate from each other so it was super private. Both bedrooms are the same size so we didn't have to worry about who was going to pay more if someone got the master bedroom. Quality of the apartments was really nice and maintenance was awesome They always came to fix whatever was broken the next day. My only complaint is that some of my neighbors were a little loud at late times of the night. Other than this, I loved living here
Greatsubmitted by Jiahao X. - |Recommended: Yesits nice
Great experience, nice community, would recommendsubmitted by Raegan T. - |Recommended: YesAwesome community and very nice landscaping in the area, very nice access pool and hot tub area. As a student that has to take the Unitrans bus to UC Davis, I appreciated that there was a bus stop right next to the complex. Always plenty of parking, friendly neighbors, really good staff and maintenance. The only issues I had were some of the bathroom fixtures needed to be fixed just because they couldn't withstand constant use, and there were often spiders coming into the rooms from the trees we lived under. Other than those minor things this was an overall great experience.
Very friendly and helpful staffsubmitted by Katrina M. - |Recommended: YesOverall well kept and all of the staff with management and maintenance are very prompt, thorough, and friendly. There were some issues that came up with the apartments, but they're older and they were very good about taking care of any of them. Renovations for the whole complex in the last year has given it a whole new look and have been really nice. My only real complaints would be that it is a little pricier than some student apartments and they charge a flat amenities fee that includes cost of a parking pass even if you don't have a car . Overall one of the best run complexes I've encountered.
Great place to live in Davissubmitted by Catherine W. - |Recommended: YesI've lived here for three years in Davis while in graduate school. West Davis is a nicer, quieter part of town. I never had any issues with neighbors being too loud. Maintenance is incredible. They're always on top of work orders and often come by the same day. Rent increases every year, but that's to be expected in Davis. The apartment complex has really put an effort in upgrading and renovating by putting in new counter tops, redoing the fences outside, putting in laminate floors, etc. Great place to live, never had any issues. Really can't complain about anything at this place
Great submitted by Michelle C. - |Recommended: YesIts a quiet neighborhood. Walk two bus stops down there is a plaza that has a market and a good boba shop. It's a nice area to live in.
Good place to livesubmitted by Stephen F. - |Recommended: YesThe staff is fantastic, awesome pool and BBQ area
Pricey but Prettysubmitted by Sophie C. - |Recommended: YesThe grounds are beautiful and I love having my own private balcony in the back. However, The cost is very high for the area, as with the almost 12 increase in rent this year, I am paying the same price as friends in San Francisco. The walls are a little thin-you can hear your neighbors talking and the cold or hot air seems to come right through. The screens are also warped and allow bugs to enter forcing the choice between letting in cool air at night or keeping the spiders out. I can also see light entering around my front door as it does not seal. The bathroom is large but does not have any sort of fan so mold grows quickly. The contract does not allow for subletting which is unfortunate, as that would help offset the high cost. I do enjoy the mostly quiet atmosphere and the chatting with the friendly staff. I would have chosen a cheaper apartment complex had there been any availability, but for the most part enjoy living in Portage Bay.
Great Place to Livesubmitted by Alexandria B. - |Recommended: YesI really enjoy living at Portage Bay. Very family friendly, which is a nice difference from living closer to campus. Really feels like a home and everyone is very nice and friendly.
The property is very clean and well kept.submitted by Olivia H. - |Recommended: YesI have enjoyed my experience here. The staff is great, overall it is a great place to live.